The roots of hip hop are complex. But there’s no denying that, with “The Message,” Grandmaster Flash really put it on the map.
Nile Rodgers has been intertwined with some of the biggest hits of the last 40 years. How did it happen? And what if he hadn’t taken them on?
In 1979, Parliament and Funkadelic released two projects that helped close out the 70s– and usher in the era of rap and hip hop.